Friday, October 16, 2015

A personal letter from Mozart awarded $ 217,000 – Le Figaro

AUCTIONS – The auction house RR Auction announced it had sold a ticket written in German from the hand of the famous composer, dating back to 1786 and addressed to one of his close friends. The prodigy claimed him three of his scores.

Mozart’s letters are always very popular with collectors. Proof: auction house RR Auction, based in Boston, announced the sale of a letter the composer, written in German and dates back to July or August 1786. The ticket was sold for the modest sum of $ 217,000, or 190,635 euros. The buyer is a collector of the East Coast of the United States.

In this one-page letter, Mozart asks an Austrian friend, the botanist Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, to report three partitions courier. “I ask you to send me the quartet in G minor, the Sonata in E flat, and the new trio Sol” wrote Mozart. The musician refers to the Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor , composed in 1785 at its Sonata for Piano and Violin in E flat major composed the same year, and trio for piano, violin and cello bass in G major , ended July 8, 1786, which suggests that the letter was written shortly after, according to RR Auction.

Born in Salzburg in 1756, child prodigy, Mozart died at 35, is considered one of the greatest composers in history, and his operas, symphonies, concertos, chamber music, sacred music, strongly influenced classical music.


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